Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun and Games

What a fun field month of games we have had. When I say FIELD, I mean FIELD. We have lived on all sorts of fields this month. The baseball field, to Bryce's soccer field, followed by Brock and Lilly's soccer field. I think my backyard has molded into a field as well.Ha! Where to start...Well we are trying to all stay clear of this nasty flu going around. If I could I would move our house to the top of the mountain peak. This is what I feel like, since all of our neighbors & school friends have had or has the flu. Seriously, I don't have the time to catch this flu.. it just doesn't fit into my schedule.

Onto our schedule..Shane has been working with the daytime Gang division(dealing with the Houstone Tango Blast Gang). It has been quite an adjustment having another body in my bed at night(unless the little ones sneak in)Ha! I love having him here at night helping with hw, baths, reading, practices & saying goodnights(it can take awhile x3).

We started off the month with Brock's big GI Joe party. It was so much fun, we all wore camo & the little guys painted their faces, so we were camoed out!! I think we own the GI Joe aisle at Toy's R Us..Ha! Speaking of Brock, he is doing very well in pre-school(just got finished talking to his teacher about his fall evaluation). He has moved up again in gymnastics to a more challenging class. The problem with Brock is he is so young in age to be where he is that all the kids in his class are a good head taller. Brock comes up to their shoulders, but he doesn't seem to care. It is kinda funny seeing them build up the steps for the equipment so Brock can use it. My little munchkin is literally hanging with the big guys(7-9yr old). Brock has done an awesome job in soccer, getting cocky now by holding up his fingers everytime he scores a goal. One finger, two fingers, three fingers and so on, he is really proud of himself. Lilly just tries to keep up, we figure if she can follow Brock, then she will be fine in the game. However, Brock seems to be everywhere & poor Lilly's legs just can't seem to run that fast, but she got the concept.
Speaking of Lilly, she is growing like a weed. She can't wear anything from last year, so we have been on the hunt for winter clothes. However, I am just not impressed with the outfits the stores are selling. I know Lilly won't stay little forever, but I don't want her looking like a teenager! What is going on with the merchandise these days? She loves school & has really excelled in it. She asked me tonight at dinner,
Lilly-"Mommy do you know what holds your leg and foot together"?
Me- "No what"?
Lilly- "Your ankle"
Me- "Oh really"
Lilly- "Yes, and with your muscle right there"?
See what I have to deal with..a Miss Smarty Pants! lol

Mr. Bryceman! What a sweet little boy he has developed into. When I am having a bad day(feeling like Hitler), Bryce will say the sweetest thing that just melts me. He can turn your dark day into sunshine! We went to meet his teacher(conference) and she said she barely ever says this, because she is an honest person, but she wished her whole class was made up of Bryce's. Shane & I just felt a sign of relief, it does payoff. Correcting them when they slip off the path, being consistent with using your manners, and keep working together as parents. It is hard work, but these are the moments we love to hear. How our son lights up the room when we walks in, and how respectful he is to his teachers and peers. Shane & I honestly felt like we were on cloud 9(we actually took them to Chucky Cheese to celebrate). Bryce has done great at playing coach's pitch and really seems to enjoy soccer as well. He said next fall season he wants to play tackle football. He tells Shane he wants to play defense and rip somebody's head off...Oh boy!

As for me, I have been busy with the bow business and studying for school. My biggest challenge is trying to manage it all. What to do first. What is due tomorrow? How many bows?? I love to stay busy and anyone who knows me knows I'm a busy body like my dad. However, I really think I bit off more than I can chew this semester. My favorite quote is, "Who needs is overrated"!! I love doing it all and after a couple of unexpected events occurring this month, I am truly blessed!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Brock

Today, my Brockman is the BIG 5! Wow! Where does time go....My middle one will be going to kindergarten next year.
Brock has a fun and booked day today. He is at school right now, where I will be joining him for some cookie cake to celebrate with his class..lots of icing(he requested). Then, we are heading to Bryce's first baseball game(coaches pitch). Go Rangers!!! Following the game we are heading to Brock's favorite place, Chucky Cheese. We are going just as a family of 5, that way Bryce & Lilly can give Brock his presents that they personally picked out for him. It only took an hour for them to find the best present for him!! Ha! Brock will have his birthday party with friends & family at Cypress Academy(of course..Brock loves it there) this weekend. Then, family will come back afterwards to help watch his eyes pop out as he opens up gifts from them. As many of you know, Bryce & Lilly seem to favor each other in the similar attitude contest. However, Brock is very distinctive about showing & expressing his thoughts. He doesn't like to be center of attention or up on stage for any reasons. Much less, have his picture taken at school can sometimes do him in. Brock has always been strong willed & very hard headed, like me, but we know what we want when we want it. Ha! Here are some of the moments I cherish with him. Every night after I put the kids to bed I check my emails. Brock will get up about 15min later & peek around at me & say, "Mom I was just checking on you." It melts me, because I'm always the one checking on them, but Brock checks on me. Gotta love him. Brock also portrays himself as "tough dude" with friends & family. However, I see the sweet needed side of him, when he wants to be rocked. It is our time to bond(he bonds with daddy through rough housing)& for me to talk to him or just enjoy the quiet sound of our heart beats. I even like to sit there & smell his hair, or study his perfect hands & face. How this perfect baby is growing up into this perfect lil Brock.
Brock is a very active boy. No...let me clarify this 110% BOY!!! He loves to ride his bike, scooter, play soccer, baseball, and go swimming. His absolute favorite is gymnastics. Probably not to mention he is very good at it, but he loves flipping, and doing the rings(has to get his hands chalked up). Brock likes to be challenged. The more of a competition it is the better he is at it. He is our little go getter athlete who runs with the big boys..his brother! Brock seems to be head over heels for GI Joe toys. GI Joe this & GI Joe that is all he talks about. It is just amazing how God has blessed Shane & I with our lil Brockman. We love you buddy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!